A Sunday Kind of Love: CAKE.

I’ve been holding out on you, hive. And I apologize. Up to this point, I haven’t shared any photos of either of our amazing cakes. If you recall, we had not one, but two incredible pastry chefs making us cakes for our wedding. The first one was gifted to us by my incredibly talented MOH. I didn’t give her any specifications as to what I wanted, flavor, design, or anything. She had free rein to create something beautiful and delicious, and she did. Our second cake was included in our wedding package from Cescaphe, and we decided to use that as our groom’s cake. Mr. Ly basically gave the caterer a list of all of the things he likes, from superheros to video games, and it was incorporated into a really intricate, airbrushed cake. Our cakes were highlighted throughout the reception under a spotlight, in the location where the ceremony had taken place, and they received a lot of attention throughout the night. If there was one thing that stood out when looking at our guests’ photos after our wedding (besides photos of us)—it was photos of the cakes!

Photos by Mike Landis Photographer, unless otherwise noted.

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Everyone taking pictures of the cakes!

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Our cakes were displayed prominently in front of the fountain.

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Two cakes, both incredibly crafted

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Photo by Jeffrey Fehder Photography

The wedding cake was a seven-tier chocolate cake with raspberry buttercream, covered in blue fondant and hand-crafted sugar flowers.

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Groom’s cake

The groom’s cake was a four-tier chocolate chip pound cake with traditional buttercream frosting, covered in fondant, and airbrushed with his favorite games, movies, cartoon characters, etc.

We cut the cake before the dessert stations were opened. We chose to cut the cake to Weird Al’s classic hit “Eat It,” and we only cut the one cake. Neither cake was actually served at the wedding, since there was so much dessert to be had. A slice of each cake was placed in a bag and placed by the exit so guests could take some home with them for a sweet treat the next day!

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We had agreed to NOT smash the cake, but I think we were both expecting the other one to break that promise.

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No smashing, just a sweet kiss

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Eating all the cake…we both just wanted to wipe our hands at this point. (Mr. Ly is trying not to get cake on my back here.)

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With our very talented MOH

The cake was such a generous gift to receive from my best friend, and apparently we’re not the only ones to think it’s such a gorgeous cake. If you’re in New Jersey and pick up a copy of New Jersey Bride—Fall/Winter edition—you just may see a picture of our wedding cake! How cool is that?

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Personal photo / New Jersey Bride Magazine Fall-Winter 2013

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Mrs. Lyre

Location:
Philadelphia
Wedding Date:
January 2013
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    missgoldfish 453 posts, Helper bee @ 11:10 am

    Wow! Your MOH is very talented and that’s so cool that your cake is now featured in a magazine! And the groom cake looks great too!

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    adventurer 209 posts, Helper bee @ 12:42 pm

    I second “Wow!” – I immediately thought both were beautiful cakes, and when I read that those were sugar flowers I was even MORE impressed. They look so real!! I’ve seen realistic sugar flowers before and am still so impressed – what an amazing gift! <3

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    daniellekira 573 posts, Busy bee @ 1:01 pm

    Those cakes are amazing. No wonder everyone was taking pictures. Beautiful!

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    JujuBear 47 posts, Newbee @ 1:19 pm

    Those cakes are amazing! Your MOH is very talented! Seriously one of the most beautiful weeding cakes I’ve ever seen!

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    Almost Mrs.P 2056 posts, Buzzing bee @ 1:20 pm

    Wow, your MOH is so talented! Beautiful cakes.

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    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 1:25 pm

    Both cakes are beautiful, you MOH is seriously talented!

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    bluewhale 638 posts, Busy bee @ 1:48 pm

    YUMMMM!!! My cake dreams will have to live vicariously through you. These look incredible.

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    cruiseship 23 posts, Newbee @ 2:17 pm

    Wow, your MOH is amazing! Awesome cakes, Mrs. Ly!

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    bracelet 1419 posts, Bumble bee @ 3:42 pm

    Oooooh, those cakes are amazing!

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    Reeniero 939 posts, Busy bee @ 4:18 pm

    Both cakes are amazing! Your MOH is crazy talented!

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    Mrs. Rubber Stamps 821 posts, Busy bee @ 5:35 pm

    Your MOH is incredibly talented and how cool that your cake is in a magazine! The groom’s cake is cool too.

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    nightcheese 1819 posts, Buzzing bee @ 8:10 pm

    holy hell! that cake! and im not even a crazy cake person (i didn’t care that much about mine… went very simple). i LOVE yours

    your maid of honor is completely incredible. what a wonderful gift from her.

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    jacofblues 1468 posts, Bumble bee @ 3:15 am

    What a gorgeous cake! I love the design of the cake and its so amazing that she made that and gifted to you! I also love the grooms cake! So colourful and awash of all of great designs!

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    lamina 58 posts, Worker bee @ 4:48 am

    Beautiful cakes.

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    graywolf 725 posts, Busy bee @ 10:11 am

    wow! im sure your guests were pumped to have that surprise treat too!

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    sword 1029 posts, Bumble bee @ 1:23 pm

    both cakes are stunning!

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